Comic 685 - 5.99 - Distraction!

3rd Aug 2017, 5:07 AM in Day 5
5.99 - Distraction!
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Proxy170
Good call! Btw, how can a blind man see what's going on right now? Does he have other powers than immortality?
Matt Knab
You know, we've been assuming he's blind, but we don't actually know for sure. If he is, he must still have some sort of supernatural senses, as he was able to bat Grin around with no trouble.
Proxy170
Y'know...now that you mention it...yea, maybe we shouldn't have assumed that O.O
Celerdon
There may be a link here. The Hebrew sages of the Midrash say:
"Anyone who raises a wicked son or trains a wicked disciple, is destined to eventually lose his eyesight..."

Lemech, a seventh generation descendant of Cain, was blind. Issac and Eli, their descendants, suffered from failing eyesight towards the end of their lives.

And here's the kicker - Lemech's son was Tubal-Cain, the inventor of ironforging. He died in the Flood, whereas another son of a different Lemech survived the flood...by building an ark.

That second Lemech is from the line of Adam, not of Cain. That's why in the Narnia books, the White Witch refers to the children as the "Children of Adam" because the line of Cain was broken during the Flood.
Matt Knab
Hrm, wasn't familiar with that one. We will find out more about Nolan's eyes by the time this is done.
Flood myths are too prevalent in multiple cultures to not be based in reality, but almost certainly exaggerated by the survivors limited scope of observation and knowledge, not to mention thousands of years of oral tradition.
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